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Trypanosoma cruzi, culture

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, prior authorization for B&T patients required.
Available Stat? No
Test code P406
Test group Trypanosoma
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Collection Instructions Deliver the specimen directly to the laboratory within 30 min. of collection during the hours the test is offered.

Include travel/residence history on requisition.

Friday samples must be received by 1230 hours.
Container type Clean container
Sample type Unfixed tissue
UCSF Rejection Criteria Samples received after 1230 Friday or over weekend.
Normal range
Synonyms Protozoan parasites; Chagas; Parasite culture
Stability Room temperature 24 hours
Turn around times 7-21 days
Additional information This test is only offered for the causative agent of Chagas disease, T. cruzi.
LOINC code 10687-2
Last Updated 10/24/2013 10:48:57 AM
Entry Number 953
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